Jaimaican reggae artists Wailing Souls in Kenya ahead of tomorrow’s KICC concert

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By HILARY KIMUYU, @hilarykimuyu

Visiting Jamaican roots-reggae group Wailing Souls have offered a few words of wisdom to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News on Thursday, the duo of Winston “Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald talked about their love for Kenya and the respect they have for Kenya’s founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

“Growing up in Jamaica as kids, Kenya was a place we heard so much about, because the elders used to tell us about Kenya, especially Jomo Kenyatta. There is always a place in our hearts for Kenyans,” they said.

 

The duo, who are in Kenya for a concert and HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, also revealed that one of the biggest artistes from Jamaica, Burning Spear, is named after Kenyatta and also that one of their musical teacher is nicknamed Jomo.

When asked what they would tell President Uhuru Kenyatta if they had a chance to meet him, their message was simple and clear:

“Take care of your people, just like his father did; and to stand up for righteousness. Be a good president as your dad, because we loved your dad.”

They added: “You might have a president, but the people of the country are the ones we look upon and say that they are the ones that keep the country going, they are basically the backbone.”

They pointed out that the heads of government are just elected to administrative positions, but sometimes when in power, they forget about the people.

 

Courtesy of Nairobi News 

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